Astro 278, Winter 2018

Scientific Writing


Scientific papers are commonly considered the currency of our field. The purpose of this 2-hour-per-week seminar is to learn the principles of scientific writing and critical thinking. These will include the macroscopic methods of writing and reading a scientific paper, as well as the nitty-gritty details of constructing well-written sentences and paragraphs. Every week, each enrolled student will submit a short writing assignment. These writing samples will form part of the basis of an in-class writing workshop.


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